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November 18, 2011

Seniors Helping Seniors opens Central Indiana site

 

Seniors Helping Seniors in-home services is opening its doors to help senior citizens in Boone, Hendricks, and Morgan counties remain self-sufficient. The non-medical home care organization provides companionship, transportation, meal preparation, overnight stays, and home maintenance services — all by fellow senior citizens who get paid for their work.

Susan and Jerry Ellis, who are new franchise partners of the Seniors Helping Seniors organization, say they were inspired to bring the service to central Indiana because they know firsthand the kind of help that is needed to bring a quality of life to older adults, especially as they become more frail.

“Both of our mothers suffered from dementia and Alzheimer’s,” Susan said in a press release. “We were never able to find acceptable in-home care and we found it challenging to identify services in the community.”

Susan has actively supported older adults in the central Indiana community, with a focus on eliminating senior hunger through Elders At the Table, an advocacy coalition. As executive director, she works with seniors, legislators, and local and state official to highlight the issue. She has also served as public policy chair for the Indiana Geriatrics Society, vice president of the Marion County Council on Aging, as a legislative team member for AARP Indiana, and as a member of the Sigma Phi Omega Society in Gerontology.

Jerry is a Vietnam veteran who turned his well-learned technology skills into a career where he worked as an IT director and consultant for both large corporations and in his own business.

“Seniors Helping Seniors services bring a very unique approach to helping older adults and their caregivers meet the challenge of aging,” he said. “To us, the peer-to-peer relationships make all the difference. Understanding the growing need and answering that need with supportive, caring seniors who really understand the issues, was the perfect fit for our community.”

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